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Centre d'innovation transformatrice en Afrique (TIAH)

The Transformative Innovation African Hub (TIAH) is based at the Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa. TIAH brings together a network of Africa’s science, technology and innovation (STI) ministries and agencies, funders and organisations committed to transformative innovation for systems change, sustainable and inclusive development. This Hub aims to make use of STI in fostering long-term systems change and transforming Africa, thereby contributing to the realisation of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and achieving the SDGs.

TIAH’s programmes and activities include transdisciplinary research in STI domains, working with STI systems actors and stakeholders – researchers, policymakers, funders, investors, industry NGOs and civil society. In delivering the programmes and activities TIAH adopts the broad definition of innovation that goes beyond products and processes and includes social, grassroots, and frugal innovation.

TIAH activities focus on three core themes, which are: 1) Transformative research and knowledge co-production in a co-creative approach, 2) Policy experimentation with demonstrators and formative evaluation, and 3) Training, skills and capabilities building.

TIAH was launched during TIPC’s Africa week in May 2023. Since then the hub has recruited a post doctoral fellow and gave an initial seminar presentation at Future Africa, TIAH’s member organisation and the University of Pretoria’s pan-African collaborative research platform that works across scientific fields and disciplines, and with society, to address Africa’s biggest and most urgent contemporary challenges. 

TIAH seminar with Future Africa
Participants of the TIAH seminar with Future Africa

TEAM

TIAH focusses on conducting transdisciplinary research in STI domains, working with STI systems actors and stakeholders – researchers, policymakers, funders, investors, industry NGOs and civil society.

HUB COORDINATION

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS

CONTACT

The Transformative Innovation Africa Hub is coordinated by the University of Pretoria and works closely with researchers at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. For more information you can mail to Chux Daniels et Mary-Anne Phasa. Below you will find more information about the policy experiment as well as articles and documents developed by TIAH.

EXPERIMENTS

TIAH Experimental Case studies

As part of their pilot phase, the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) has conducted three experimental case study projects, yielding insights into defining an experiment and understanding the system in an African context. NOMADIC EDUCATION IN KENYA: A CASE STUDY...

MEMBERS

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Bostwana
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Afrique du Sud

PARTNERS

NEWS & EVENTS

OUTPUTS FROM THIS HUB

CONSEIL Réflexion appliquée à de nouveaux publics

La série d'apprentissage ouvert 2021 de TIPC visait à renforcer les réseaux d'acteurs travaillant sur des approches politiques transformatrices et a encore déplacé le récit de la politique de la science, de la technologie et de l'innovation vers un accent sur la transformation et les ODD. Le Consortium a reçu plus de 350...

Approche politique d'innovation transformatrice de la gestion des déchets électroniques au Ghana : Perspectives...

Le Ghana, comme de nombreux pays africains, est confronté au défi de la gestion durable des déchets électroniques (e-waste). Le pays dispose d'un cadre juridique et est en train d'élaborer une politique publique de gestion des déchets électroniques. Cependant, les déchets électroniques...